According to Snapchat, the company has already sold more than 150,000 Spectacles

Evan Spiegel, the CEO of Snap Inc., recently stated that his company has sold more than 150,000 pieces of its camera glasses since the product first became available at the end of last year.

During a chat that took place today at the Vanity Fair New Establishment Summit, Spiegel disclosed that they had hoped to sell approximately 100,000 pieces in the first year, so the actual sales figures were significantly above their expectations. In order to provide some context for this statistic, he alluded to the 143,000 iPods that Apple sold in the year 2002, which was the year that the music player was first introduced. However, taking into consideration the fact that Apple’s products have gone on to sell more than 300 million devices since then, this comparison is very audacious.

Snapchat Spectacles are video-capable sunglasses for children that were first made available for purchase in November of the previous year. The recording mode can be activated by tapping a button located in the top left corner of the glasses. Once it is activated, a video recording of ten seconds will be taken. A second tap will begin capturing video continuously for the next thirty seconds. The footage obtained by Spectacles is distinguished from other films in that it captures the human perspective using a field of vision that is 115 degrees and is analogous to the natural field of view of the human eye.

The chief executive officer of Snap is confident that the specifications have a bright future.

According to comments made by Spiegel to TechCrunch, the company believes that within the next ten years, “hardware is going to be a key vehicle for delivering our user experience.”

But if we think it will be significant in ten years, we don’t want to start working on it now.

Snap is rumored to be working on a second-generation device that will provide context for this data. A patent that was submitted by Spiegel earlier this year outlines a pair of sunglasses that are equipped with augmented reality capabilities. However, the corporation did not make any mention of this fact. It is uncertain at this point whether or not this will turn out to be Snap’s next big thing.

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